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A 5-Day Mindfulness Retreat Course is organized by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and will be held from Apr 06 - 11, 2020 at Duncan Conference Center, Delray Beach, Florida, United States of America.

This silent retreat is for those already teaching or interested in teaching mindfulness-based programs (MBP) such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Therapy and Mindful Self-Compassion. It fulfills the silent retreat prerequisite for all Mindfulness-Based Interventions. In addition, it is open to individuals who would like to further develop their mindfulness meditation practice. Some experience with mindfulness meditation is expected. The importance of Silent Retreats for teachers of Mindfulness-Based Interventions is articulated beautifully in this article by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

An important aspect of teaching MBP is the requirement to have a personal mindfulness practice, our intention for this retreat is to support your personal practice. This 5-night silent retreat will consist of sustained periods of silence, alternating sitting and walking meditation, with periods of Mindful Movement; (All vital for deepening a personal practice and fundamental to teaching and living a rich full life). There will be afternoon sessions exploring the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness with additional meditation practices to foster and strengthen kindness and compassion, and evening talks. Throughout the week there will be scheduled group and individual meetings with the teachers. The container of Silence, which includes refraining from speaking (except with the teachers as scheduled and as needed) reading, writing, and technology, with the exception of emergencies of course. It is a rare opportunity to slow down and give our hearts and minds some space to access our inner wisdom and compassion.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• To support and strengthen the practice of mindfulness
• To reflect on and discuss the importance of embodying the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness and how they inform the practice and teaching of MBPs
• To strengthen mindful speech and mindful listening as they relate to the process of inquiry
• To cultivate loving-kindness and self-compassion as foundational components of practice and teaching

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Contact No. : 858.249.6893


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Registration - Standard Fee 05 Apr,2020 USD 795.00
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Duncan Conference Center
15820 S Military Trail
Delray Beach, Florida, United States Of America

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